The Centre's research activities are currently focussed on the following areas of regulation:

  • Emerging Technologies (Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and ICT)
  • Consumer Protection
  • Privatisation
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Regulatory Enforcement and Corporate Compliance
  • Enforcing Competition Law
  • Essential Servicces (Electricity, Gas and Telecommunications)
  • Resources (Water and Fisheries)
  • Public Accountability


The following are ongoing projects:

Australian Research Council (ARC) – Discovery

  • A Cancer on our Economy - An Empirical Interdisciplinary Study of the Criminalisation of Serious Cartel Conduct in Australia, (Parker)
  • ARC Australian Research Fellowship and Discovery Project funding for "The Impact of ACCC Enforcement, (Parker)

HDR student research

Reconceptualising tax policy: the VAT idea and its global spread

  • Performance auditing: a crowded and contested space
  • Consumer policy: pay day lending
  • Social regulation: occupational health and safety
  • Balancing the rights of investors against financial planners interests

Affiliated faculties




Business and Economics

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences